The French cyclist beat the Netherlands' Sjoerd Bax and his fellow countryman Dorian Godon in the Skoda Tour Luxembourg's first stage on Tuesday.

The Skoda Tour Luxembourg 2022 kicked off on Tuesday afternoon as cyclists competed over a stretch of 163.8 kilometres, from Luxembourg City to Kirchberg. Six riders started the race well and built up a 5-minute lead over the rest of the pack.  Some ten kilometres before the finish line, the peloton overtook the race stragglers at Stafelter.

Luxembourg's Kevin Geniets finished in 16th place, the highest ranking for the Luxembourgish riders, with a delay of 8 seconds. Ivan Centrone came in 32nd and Michel Ries finished 35th.

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Stage 1 classification

1 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama - FDJ 4:00:25
2 BAX Sjoerd Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:03
3 BERTHET Clément AG2R Citroën Team 0:07
4 TRENTIN Matteo UAE Team Emirates 0:08
5 SÉNÉCHAL Florian Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team ,,
6 THOMAS Benjamin Cofidis ,,
7 BOUET Maxime Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
8 KORETZKY Victor B&B Hotels - KTM ,,
9 BONNAMOUR Franck B&B Hotels - KTM ,,
10 HERREGODTS Rune Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise ,,

...
16 GENIETS Kevin Groupama - FDJ ,,
32 CENTRONE Ivan Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com ,,
35 RIES Michel Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
53 WIRTGEN Tom Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 2:25
65 WIRTGEN Luc Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 3:11
82 HEIDERSCHEID Colin Leopard Pro Cycling 7:41
83 KLUCKERS Arthur UAE Team Emirates ,,
89 GLOESENER Jacques Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com ,,
111 KESS Alexandre Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com 16:38

Overall

1 MADOUAS Valentin Groupama - FDJ
2 BAX Sjoerd Alpecin-Deceuninck 0:07
3 BERTHET Clément AG2R Citroën Team 0:13
4 TRENTIN Matteo UAE Team Emirates 0:18
5 SÉNÉCHAL Florian Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team ,,
6 THOMAS Benjamin Cofidis ,,
7 BOUET Maxime Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
8 KORETZKY Victor B&B Hotels - KTM ,,
9 BONNAMOUR Franck B&B Hotels - KTM ,,
10 HERREGODTS Rune Sport Vlaanderen - Baloise ,,

...
16 GENIETS Kevin Groupama - FDJ ,,
32 CENTRONE Ivan Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com ,,
35 RIES Michel Team Arkéa Samsic ,,
53 WIRTGEN Tom Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 2:35
65 WIRTGEN Luc Bingoal Pauwels Sauces WB 3:21
83 HEIDERSCHEID Colin Leopard Pro Cycling 7:51
84 KLUCKERS Arthur UAE Team Emirates ,,
89 GLOESENER Jacques Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com ,,
111 KESS Alexandre Geofco-Doltcini Materiel Velo.com 16:48